Dog Tips and Advice

PetGuide.com is your source for dog tips and dog advice. If you’ve got questions about how to find a pet, pick a vet, train your dog and everything in between, PetGuide.com has the answers… straight from the expert’s mouth. PetGuide.com asks the pet experts all the tough questions and offers invaluable insights that will have you begging for more. So sit, stay, and read about the dog tips and dog advice you’ve been panting for!

Need to teach an old dog some new tricks? With Petguide.com’s advice on training techniques and methods, your pooch will learn to play dead, come when called or love their new crate in no time. The holiday season is not merry anymore but rather a source of stress? Read up on tried and true methods of transforming holidays into a stress-free and dog-friendly affair. There is an emergency and you don’t have anyone to ask what to do? Our comprehensive guides on dog poisoning, traffic accidents, fires and other SOS situations will equip you with essentials for dealing with all kinds of trouble.

Your question is a… little bit hairy? Our series Ask the Hairy Godfather answers all of the questions you never had the courage to ask. What to do if you get a pooch as gift, but you can’t keep them? Should it be a deal breaker that your new bae doesn’t want pets? How to cope with a pet’s passing? Read how our expert duo answers these and many more important reader questions for life-saving tips and advice.

It’s not always easy being a parent of a pooch. Petguide.com offers dog tips and dog advice that cover every aspect of a dog owner’s lifestyle. Our blog will provide useful insights and helpful guides that will make you prepared for any challenge you or your dog might face!

7 Verified Tips for Landlords Renting to Pet Parents

For landlords who want to rent to people with pets but have been burned in the past, we've got seven things to check before your furry tenants move in.

What To Do With Dogs That Eat Poop

Dogs that eat poop (also known as coprophagia) may be trying to tell you something. Let's go over a few ways you can break your dog from this icky habit.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Daddy’s Puppy Problem

The Hairy Dogfathers take on some baby daddy drama – with a full house of animals and another baby on the way, is now the best time to add another pupp…

5 Apartment Hunting Tips for Pet Parents

Looking for a place to live with that allows pets can be tough. For better luck landing an apartment for you and your pet, follow these five tips.

Is Social Media Putting Our Dogs in Danger?

What cost is the rise of social media having on our pets? From "expert" advice to risky behavior, here's how social media is putting our pets in danger.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Newlywed Puppy Problems

Does your dog like to get into hairy situations? Does he have a bad habit he just won’t give up? Does she not play well with others? That problem isn&r…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Doggy Bag Deal Breaker?

There’s nothing wrong with bringing home a restaurant doggy bag for your dog when you’ve got food left over on your plate. But what about leftove…

How To Stop Your Dog Drinking From The Toilet

Want to flush that bad habit? Here’s how to get your dog to stop using the toilet as his personal water bowl. At some point in time, most dog owners he…

Is Your Kid Ready For a Pet?

"Can we please get a dog? I promise to take care of it." Your kid has been pushing you for a pet, but are you ready for the responsibility?

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Tugging on Walks and Heartstrings

A shoulder injury caused by a pack of pulling dogs has one reader feeling guilty about one-on-one walks. The Hairy Dogfathers know how to handle this issue.

Do You Need to Clean Your Dog's Paws After Walks?

Cleaning your dog's paws can help prevent them from tracking dirt and germs into your home and can also prevent skin irritation or infections. But do you need to do it after every walk outside? Here's what you need to know.

Tails From A Pet Sitter: Walking In A Winter Blunderland

An excited dog and slippery conditions don’t mix. Here’s how to safely walk your four-legged friend in the snow. This time of year can be dishear…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Doggy Custody Arrangements

Breaking up is hard to do - especially when dogs are involved. What do exs-to-be do when both want to keep the dogs? The Hairy Dogfathers have the answers.

How to Properly Fit Your Dog for a Harness

There are many reasons why pet parents choose a harness over a collar. If you're going with a harness, here's how to make sure it fits your dog perfectly.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Expert Advice Leads to Explosive Reaction

When it comes to opinions, your dog's health is best left in the hands of a vet. The Dogfathers deal with the messy consequences of free medical advice.

6 Sanity-Saving Tips On How To Manage Your Multi Dog Household

Your home doesn't have to descend into furry anarchy! We have a few sanity-saving tips on how to manage your multi dog household.

How To Get Rid Of Fleas On Dogs

When your dog starts scratching from fleas, do you scratch your head about what you need do? Don't worry - we know how to get rid of fleas on dogs!

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Poetic Poop

What's a bard to do when her kids won't pick up the dog's poo? The Hairy Dogfathers put feather-quilled pen to paper in order to offer some refined advice.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: It’s A Groomin’ Rainbow Nightmare

What happens when a groomer turns your dog's do into a rainbow don't? Before you get snippy, ask the Hairy Dogfathers what they would do in this situation.

Can’t Keep Up? Tidy Tips For A Clean And Organized Multiple-Dog Home

More pets, more mess – it’s pretty much a given that it’s going to take extra work to keep your home clean when you have more than one dog.…

Pups With Tents: Rustic Tips To Remember When Camping With Dogs

Many people love getting in touch with nature, For Kevin Roberts, camping with his pack is a cherished part of life as well as a great Canadian pastime.

Ask the Hairy DogFathers: Pet Sitting Predicament

What do you do for a friend who's house and dog sitting while you're away? The Hairy Dogfathers have a couple of tips for pet-sitting etiquette.

7 Sparkling Safety Tips For A Dog-Proof Christmas Tree

Not all trees are for dogs – make sure you follow these safety tips to keep your dog off your Christmas tree this holiday season Ah… the allure…

The Hairy Dogfathers’ Dogs’ Present: Christmas Gift Ideas For Your

Andre and Kevin have turned their column over to the dogs... more specifically, their dogs. The Hairy Dogfathers' Dogs' list of gifts perfect for your human.

How Do You Introduce Your New Dog to Your Partner?

They are two of the most important things in your life and you want them to get along. Here's how to introduce your new dog to your partner.

6 Budget-Friendly Ways to Bond With Your Dog

You can't buy your dog's love (which is good, because we're broke)! If money is tight, we've got a few ideas on cost-effective ways to bond with your dog.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Showing Off My Pooch Pride

It's the most wonderful time of the year - Gay Pride! The Hairy Dogfathers have some advice when it comes to bringing your dog along to Pride celebrations.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

The Hairy Dogfathers are all about starting the New Year off on the right paw. Here are a few resolutions that are easy to keep and involve your dog.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Planning A Frugal Father’s Day

Doggy Dads deserve to be celebrated on Father's Day. But what do you do when your budget doesn't allow for a blowout? The Hairy Dogfathers have a few ideas.

How Can I Help My Dog Adjust to a New Routine

Dogs thrive when they have an established routine. They like things to be predictable, so surprises are not always welcomed with enthusiasm. This means that any major changes in that established routine will require plenty of adjustment and could result in some odd behaviors.

How to Crate Train Your Dog

To a dog, a crate is a home within a home. It's a safe den to chill in, or to recuperate - here's how to crate train your dog.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Front Seat Doggie Drivers

Don’t you hate back seat drivers? How about front seat drivers… ones that have four paws and sit on their owner’s lap while behind the whe…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Can You Return A Surprise Puppy Present?

One reason why you should NEVER give a puppy as a surprise present - the receiver may not want it! Advice on dealing with a gift that can't be returned.

Does Your Pet Really Need Ray-Bans for the Solar Eclipse?

One of nature's most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse - takes place August 21, 2017. You have your glasses, but does your dog need a pair?

Big Bang Therapy: How To Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

Dogs and fireworks often don't mix, and the results can be disastrous. Here are some tips on dealing with the festive fallout on the fourth of July.

6 Ways to Help Your Dog Make Other Dog Friends

Everyone needs a friend - even your dog! Although he may be your best friend, your dog will still need other pooches to pal around with.

Is It Okay to Have Sex in Front of Your Dog?

Birds do it, bees do it - hey, it's natural! But it can be hard to do when someone is watching you. That's why you may ask if it's okay to have sex in front of your dog.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: In Need of a Donation Rescue!

After being stood up by a rescue, a pair of grieving pet parents doesn't know what to do with their dearly departed dog's possessions.

Pet Tips for Home Seekers and Sellers

Buying or selling your home, especially when you have a pet, means you need to take extra steps to ensure you find the right fit for your furry friend.

The Holidays Are Here… And So Are Puppy Scams

Did you know that the holidays are a time for puppy scams? In fact, according to a report from Veterinarians.org, California is the state with the most repor…

Top 10 Things To Do On Your Dog’s Summer Bucket List

After a long Canadian winter, my dogs and I are so ready for the dog days of summer! To make the most of our summer time fun, I have devised my ultimate summertime bucket list.

How To Remove A Tick From A Dog

They're more than an irritant - these little bloodsuckers can mean big trouble for you and your pooch. Here's how to remove a tick from a dog.

Top 7 Reasons Why Your Kid Needs a Pet

Pets and kids go together naturally. From physical and mental health benefits to building self-esteem, here are a few reasons why your child needs a pet.

How to Perform a DIY Physical Exam on Your Dog

You know your dog better than anyone. Employ a hands-on approach when it comes to your dog's health in between regular veterinarian appointments.

How To Trim Dog Nails For a Perfect Pooch Pedicure

If you don't want to take your dog to a groomers to have it professionally done, you can learn to trim dog nails yourself with these easy steps.

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Unleashed Dog a Neighborhood Menace

A neighbor's unleashed dog is wreaking havoc on walks and leaving a mess in its wake. The Hairy Dogfathers know just what to say to curb this nasty habit.

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Shelter Stalker?

When adopting a dog, is there such a thing as TMI when it comes to shelters asking questions? Good thing the Hairy Dogfathers are here with their thoughts.

Why You Should Start Puppy Crate Training Now

Puppy crate training can be the best thing for your new furry addition to the family. Over time, the crate will become your puppy's own private den.

Responsible Pet Ownership: Beyond the Basics

Mike Bober, the President and CEO of PIJAC, shares his thoughts on why responsible pet ownership begins before you get a pet.

Helping A Child Cope With A Loss Of A Pet

Losing a pet is hard on the whole family, no matter the circumstances. Children are often especially burdened by the loss of a pet as death is hard for them…

Why Do Some Dogs Have Bad Body Odor?

Are you catching a whiff of something foul whenever your dog enters the room? There could be a number of reasons why your pupper is stinky, and it is important to go over everything in order to properly address this issue.

8 Egg-cellent Tips For A Dog-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt

Release the hounds! Put on those bunny ears and follow these tips for a fun Easter egg hunt your dog can take part in. Ah, the Easter egg hunt. The original…

Ask the Animal Communicator: Concerns About Pets in Costume

Pet clothing, including holiday costumes and everyday wear, is quite in vogue these days. And it can be a lot of fun to dress up your pet. But is it as fun for your dog as it is for you?

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Nosey Neighbors Raise A Stink

Woo hoo! The warmer weather is upon us – but as the snow melts, it soon reveals smelly surprises (we mean dog poop). When it starts to stink, the Hairy…

Dog Rocks Rock By Saving Your Lawn From Pet Pee Burns

If you have dogs and a lawn, you probably are familiar with 'pee spots.' But are you familiar with a safe, natural way to treat them?

What to Do If Your Dog Eats Halloween Candy?

If your dog eats Halloween candy, it's important to take immediate action to ensure their safety, as many of these candies can be toxic to dogs. Here's what you need to.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Beach Bummed Out

Surf's up, dude! No dog's allowed on the beach? Bummer! The Hairy Dogfathers have a few tips to insure your beach-side vacay doesn't turn into a wipeout.

How to Make Time for Volunteering With Animals in Need

You'd love to help out with your local animal shelter, but you're just too busy. There are ways you can include volunteer work in your balanced life.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: No Walkies, No Lovin’!

What's a girl to do when her boyfriend isn't man enough to walk her purse pooch? She turns to the Hairy Dogfathers for some sage - and manly - advice.

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Why Did She Shop, Instead of Adopt?

A shelter dog advocate is up in arms when a family member "rescues" a dog from a breeder. The Hairy Dogfathers have some ideas on keeping the peace.